Facing unexpected challenges in life can often be stressful. You might have certain ways you expected your life to turn out. So, when something like an unexpected pregnancy pops up on your radar, you might be at a loss for how to move forward. Maybe you’ve searched for solutions and want to pursue having an abortion. And after telling the news to your family, you’ve found that they support your abortion decision.
Are you about to move forward with having an abortion because your family supports your decision? Sometimes having those closest to us agree with our choices gives us confidence in our next steps. Maybe you have a strong desire to get this over with. But it’s important to check all the boxes, first! At Avenue Women’s Center, we can confirm your pregnancy through a medical-grade pregnancy test, accurate just 10 days after conception. You can also learn how far along you are or if abortion is the right next step medically for you by receiving a free limited ultrasound. Take care of your first steps, all at no cost.
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Moving Forward With an Abortion Decision
Having those close to you support and agree with a decision you’ve made can feel great! However, it’s important to take time and process this by yourself. You’ll want to make sure your family’s support isn’t ultimately influencing your choice. Maybe you’re set on this decision, or maybe you’re only choosing it because your family is supporting you. When it comes down to it, you are the only one who can make a decision about your unexpected pregnancy and what’s best for your body and life.
Know Your Abortion Types
As you move forward with your decision, it’s crucial you know the types of abortion and which you would be able to get. There are different factors at play and it’s important that you are familiar with the possibilities at hand.
Medical abortion, also called the abortion pill, is FDA-approved up to 10 weeks after the first day of your last period. It typically involves two sets of pills. The first dose, mifepristone, is usually taken at the clinic under the supervision of medical staff. The second dose, misoprostol, is generally taken at home.
Vacuum aspiration – approved for use between 4 to 7 weeks after the first day of your last period. A long thin tube is typically inserted through the cervix and into the uterus. Suction is used to remove the contents of the uterus.
Dilation and Curettage (D&C) – approved for use between 7 to 13 weeks after the first day of your last period. First, dilators are used to stretch the cervix open. Then, vacuum aspiration suctions the contents of the uterus out. Lastly, a curette may be used to remove any remaining tissue.
Possible Abortion Concerns
As with any sort of medical procedure, there are potential concerns. One of the greatest concerns regarding abortion is the possibility of ectopic pregnancy, where the pregnancy attaches outside of the uterus. This is a serious condition and requires a different procedure than abortion. At Avenue Women’s Center, we offer free ultrasound exams which can identify the early pregnancy risks of ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage.
Making a Final Decision
With the information you’re now armed with, you can go forward and make a confident, informed choice. It’s important to remember that while you and your family agree right now on this abortion decision, if you decide to change your mind, that is okay. Whatever you do, it’s your choice. It’s nice to have the support of your family, but it’s important to know that even if you didn’t have their support, there are many options for additional support available to you. Maybe you’ll find that your family is understanding of whatever choice you make whether it’s abortion, adoption, or parenting!
Is your family supportive of your abortion decision? In an unexpected pregnancy, it’s helpful to have people in your corner. Avenue Women’s Center would love to be part of your support network. Our expert pregnancy consultants will equip you with the information and resources needed to take your next steps. Receive a free limited ultrasound exam to learn more about how far along you are and your early pregnancy risks. We can’t wait to see you soon and partner with you.
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The information provided here is general in nature. It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention. Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.